Best way to start off your day:
• Tahajjud last 1/3 of the night
• Sunnah prayer before Fajr
• Fajr prayer
• Morning adkhar
• Recitation of the Quran
• Duha prayer
I guarantee if you do this you will feel a massive difference to your day.
May Allah accept all of our efforts.
Abu Dharr (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “In the morning, charity is due on every joint bone of the body of everyone of you. Every utterance of Allah’s Glorification (i.e., saying Subhan Allah) is an act of charity, and every utterance of His Praise (i.e., saying Al-hamdu lillah) is an act of charity and every utterance of declaration of His Greatness (i.e., saying La ilaha illAllah) is an act of charity; and enjoining M`aruf (good) is an act of charity, and forbidding Munkar (evil) is an act of charity, and two Rak`ah Duha prayers which one performs in the forenoon is equal to all this (in reward).’‘
What are the daily, weekly and monthly acts of worship?
The topic of acts of worship and obedience is very broad, and there is not room to discuss it in full here.
The questioner may refer to the following books for details on this matter:
· At-Targheeb wa’t-Tarheeb by Imam al-Mundhiri, along with Saheeh at-Targheeb wa’t-Tarheeb and Da‘eef at-Targheeb wa’t-Tarheeb by Shaykh al-Albaani, for information on the verdict on the soundness and weakness of the hadiths. Riyaadh as-Saaliheen by Imam an-Nawawi, especially the section entitled Kitaab al-Fadaa’il.
The daily acts of worship include :
The five daily prayers and doing wudoo’ for them;
Using the miswaak when doing wudoo’ and praying;
Praying in congregation (jamaa‘ah);
The regular Sunnah prayers,
Qiyaam al-layl (voluntary prayers at night);
The adhkaar for :
Morning and evening;
Adhkaar to be recited by day and by night (when entering and leaving the home,
When entering and leaving the Masjid,
When entering and leaving the washroom,
When eating and drinking,
Following the prescribed prayers, and so on);
Repeating after the mu’adhdhin.
The weekly acts of worship include :
Reading Soorat al-Kahf on the night before Friday and on Friday;
Sending a lot of blessings upon the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) on the night before Friday and on Friday;
Fasting on Mondays and Thursdays.
Monthly acts of worship include :
Fasting three days of every month (and it is preferable for that to be on al-ayaam al-beed, i.e., the 13th, 14th and 15th of the Hijri month).
Annual or occasional acts of worship include:
Praying Taraweeh in congregation in the mosque;
Offering the Eid prayers;
Hajj for those who are able to do so;
Giving zakaah for those for whom the conditions of it being obligatory are fulfilled;
Spending the last ten days of Ramadan in i‘tikaaf;
Fasting six days of Shawwaal;
Fasting ‘Ashoora’ and a day before it or after it;
Fasting the day of ‘Arafah;
Doing a lot of good deeds in the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah.
There are also deeds that are not connected to a particular time, so they are prescribed at all times, including deeds of the heart as well as physical actions.
Offering voluntary prayers at times other than the times when praying is disallowed;
Observing voluntary fasts;
Remembering Allah (dhikr);
Sending blessings upon the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam); supplication (du‘aa’);
Praying for forgiveness (istighfaar);
Honouring one’s parents;
Upholding ties of kinship;
Spreading the greeting of salaam (peace) among the Muslims;
Having a good attitude;
Controlling one’s tongue;
Loving Allah, fearing Him and putting one’s hopes in Him;
Putting one’s trust in Him;
Certainty of faith;
Seeking His help, may He be glorified and exalted.
And there are good deeds that are done for a reason, in which case it is prescribed to do them when that reason is present.
Visiting the sick;
Offering the funeral prayer;
Saying Yarhamuk Allah(may Allah bless you) to one who sneezes;
Returning greetings of salaam;
Offering the prayer of repentance (salaat at-tawbah);
The eclipse prayer;
Prayers for rain;
Reconciling between disputing parties;
Lowering the gaze;
Refraining from harming others;
Bearing annoyance and calamity with patience; and so on.
The salaf (early generations) liked to combine four acts of worship on one day, namely:
Feeding the poor (charity),
Attending funerals and visiting the sick.
The Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said concerning these actions:
“These qualities are not combined in a man but he will enter Paradise.